Thu, 2015-08-06 15:10
Richard Childress Racing drivers Austin and Ty Dillon joined Charlotte Motor Speedway officials as they waved the green flag on the speedway’s Fall Season of Speed at the seventh annual Parade of Power on Wednesday.
Austin revved up his No. 3 Dow Great Stuff Chevrolet NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car and the crowd with a spectacular burnout as a variety of vehicles totaling more than 30,000 horsepower paraded down Bruton Smith Boulevard to officially kick off an action-packed season at the iconic speedway.
The Fall Season of Speed includes 56 event days and nights across all three of the speedway’s major venues, highlighted by the NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway, Sept. 18-20; the Charlotte AutoFair at the 1.5-mile superspeedway, Sept. 24-27; and the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaw World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Nov. 5-7.
Written by Monte Dutton Wed, 2015-08-05 10:00
Another week. Another race. Another Kyle Busch ... oh, wait. He ran out of gas. Matt Kenseth, that wascally wabbit, won the Windows 10 400, which was marked by many system crashes. In fact, I've never seen so many cars run out of gas in the final three laps of a race. Joey Logano's Ford coasted out of the racing groove (and victory lane) at Pocono Raceway first. Later Jeff Gordon said he thought he was trying to save fuel at the end so that he could salvage 10th or 12th.
Gordon finished third.
Written by Kelli Bennett Mon, 2015-08-03 09:04
When Joey Logano's momentum came to a shaking stop in Sunday afternoon's Windows 10 400, the story seemed to be how Kyle Busch was going to celebrate his fourth consecutive win and his fifth victory on the season.
But there were plenty of twists on the track which only has three turns.
Written by Kelli Bennett Sun, 2015-08-02 09:37
Kyle Busch once said winning in NASCAR's Camping World Truck Series for him was the equivalent of taking candy from a baby.
Well if that's the case then Busch just made away with another bag of Crispy M&M's by leading 53 of 69 laps and holding off the competition on a green white checkered finish en route to taking the checkered flag in Saturday afternoon's Pocono Mountains 150.
Busch anticipated the race to be a learning experience of sorts.
Written by Kelli Bennett Sat, 2015-08-01 07:02
Momentum is everything, especially in motorsports.
Everything is going right for Kyle Busch. He's living in victory lane having visited there four times within a span of six weeks. Busch took a step closer to a fifth visit on Friday by winning the pole for Sunday's Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway.
"It certainly is nice," Busch said. "I don't know how to explain it; it's certainly nice to feel. I certainly have been through some down times, that's for sure. I just remember last summer or the summer before, I hit a stretch where I couldn't do anything right. It was really bumming me out. This year the tides are 180 degrees different so obviously being able to do everything right means a heck of a lot more in this business.
Written by Allen Gregory Thu, 2015-07-30 08:30
The hunt for suspense continues in NASCAR.
Wednesday afternoon, 13 Sprint Cup teams participated in an open test at steamy Bristol Motor Speedway in preparation for the Aug. 22 IRWIN Tools Night Race at BMS.
While NASCAR officials have no rule alterations planned for the iconic Saturday night showdown in the hills of Northeast Tennessee, fans have become increasingly frustrated over the lack of passing in Sprint Cup events.
Thu, 2015-07-30 07:30
The No. 98 team has been assessed a P3 level penalty for having an unattached weight leave the car during practice on July 24 (Sections 12:1; 184.108.40.206.1; 20.3.5).
Written by Tom Higgins Tue, 2015-07-28 14:58
Buddy Baker has a special wish—call it a plea—as he faces the end of his life.
“Please, please, please!” Buddy said to Humpy Wheeler and Waddell Wilson as I joined them Saturday to visit the cancer-stricken driving star of NASCAR’s golden era, the 1970s and ‘80s.
“You two get the other great minds of racing like Richard Petty, Rick Hendrick and Junior Johnson together with NASCAR and figure out a way to get the fans back to races. Attendance is pitiful. Save the sport that so many of us worked so hard to build.”
Written by Monte Dutton Tue, 2015-07-28 10:03
NASCAR fans from Juneau to Key West, Hilo to Orchard Beach, howled when they discovered that the Sprint Cup race at Indianapolis wasn't on their local NBC affiliate. The Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard was on the NBC Sports channel, which many fans didn't have as part of their basic cable packages and some probably had and didn't know it.
This is nothing new where rich folks hoping to get richer are concerned. The idea isn't making it easier for you to see your favorite sport. It's seeing how much you'll pay to do so. ESPN played this game years ago when they added an ESPN2, an ESPN News, an ESPU, a Southeastern Conference channel, and even one dedicated to the Texas Longhorns.
Written by Kelli Bennett Mon, 2015-07-27 14:56
Indianapolis Motor Speedway is known for making race car drivers into heroes and then taking those heroes and turning them into legends.
Entering the race, Kyle Busch's streak of three wins in four weeks was amazing by all accounts. But when he took the checkered flag for Sunday's Crown Royal presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at The Brickyard, the streak became nothing short of legendary.
Busch's No. 18 Skittles Toyota came alive when it counted, holding off second place finisher Joey Logano on the green-white checkered finish after taking the lead from Kevin Harvick on a lap 153 restart.